Leaf Footed Bug (Leptoglossus fulvicornis)

Order: Hemiptera (he-MIP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Coreidae
Genus: Leptoglossus (lep-toh-GLOSS-us) (Info)
Species: fulvicornis (ful-vee-KORN-is) (Info)

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Andalusia, Alabama
Tucson, Arizona
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Dahlonega, Georgia
Peachtree City, Georgia
Smyrna, Georgia
Benton, Kentucky
Coushatta, Louisiana
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
Laurens, South Carolina
Brenham, Texas
Bryan, Texas
Georgetown, Texas
Santa Fe, Texas
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On Oct 8, 2006, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Leaf footed bugs are pests throughout North America. They suck plant juices and can be harmful to vegetable gardens and flowers.

Relatives to the similar Stink Bugs, they tend to live in colonies with members in several stages of development present.